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SWAT officers serve a high-risk warrant in Oakland, April 24, 2013. (Credit: @adriansantos007)

Police, FBI Make Arrests In East Bay Drug And Weapons Sweep

A massive raid in which about 300 law enforcement officers targeted a gang operating out of the Acorn housing project in West Oakland resulted in the arrest of five suspects on gun and drug charges.

04/25/2013

Weapons surrendered during a gun buyback program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate OKs Spending $24M For Gun Seizures

State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.

04/22/2013

The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Instagram Helps In Arrest Of SF Gang Members

The San Francisco Police Department is increasingly using social media and online resources to help solve cases.

04/10/2013

Everett Basham

Gun Cache, Homemade Bomb Found At Home Of Man Accused In State Senator Threat

Police found 26 guns, thousands of bullets and dozens of high-capacity ammunition magazines at the home of a Santa Clara man charged with threatening to kill a state lawmaker over proposed gun control legislation, according to search warrants unsealed Thursday.

03/28/2013

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Fresno Gang Members Arrested, ‘Weapons Warehouse’ Shut Down

Police have arrested a member of Fresno’s notorious Bulldog gang from a house that they say served as a weapons warehouse for other gang members.

02/25/2013

Police arrested a Newark man accused of making assault rifles in his garage.  (CBS)

Newark Man Accused Of Manufacturing Assault Rifles In Garage

A Newark man was arrested after police said he was manufacturing fully-automatic assault rifles in his garage.

02/22/2013

Boxes of ammunition inside a vehicle's air filter housing. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Bust Ammunition Smuggling Attempt At Port Of Oakland

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently seized roughly 2,300 rounds of ammunition and the cars used to try to smuggle them out of the country from the Port of Oakland, an agency spokesman said Thursday.

02/07/2013

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5 Jailed In San Mateo For Meth, Pot, Weapons, Counterfeiting, ID Theft

An alleged attempt to use fraudulent gift cards in a downtown San Mateo store this week led to the arrest of five San Jose residents on counterfeiting, drug and weapon charges.

02/02/2013

Hand Gun

Weapons Made By 3-D Printers Concern Gun Control Advocates

At least one group, Defense Distributed, is claiming to have created downloadable weapon parts that can be built using the increasingly popular new-generation of printer that can create 3-D objects with moving parts.

12/21/2012

Bullet button

Fallout In Sacramento Over Bill To Ban ‘Bullet Button’

A CBS 5 investigation prompted Bay Area State Senator Leland Yee to close what gun control advocates called a giant loophole. But the effort to ban the so-called “bullet button” became a bureaucratic mess and eventually fizzled out.

09/25/2012

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